Printed Photo Organization
Are your printed photos scattered in many boxes, closets, or drawers? When you are going through a lifetime of photos, it's hard to know where to start.
I can help you turn these scattered treasures into something that you and your family can enjoy. Photos are sorted into photo safe boxes. They can also be scanned and turned into digital books or put into photo albums. We will talk about what you want for your photos and make it happen!
We will schedule a time that you can bring your photos and we can work together for the beginning of the first session. I can get to know your family and decide how we want to sort your photos. Then I can work without you to do much of the sorting. There will be some I will need to ask you about, but I'm pretty good at figuring out dates and who's who!
The time for this type of project depends on the number of photos and if they have dates on them. I recommend starting with a 3 hour session ($240 plus tax).
Scanning Printed Photos
I recommend that printed photos are organized before scanning so that duplicates are not scanned and they can be better organized as digital images. There are several steps to getting your photos ready to scan. You can do this yourself, or we can work together to get this done during a photo organizing session.
1. Bundle loose photos into groups by year, or if you'd like by month and year. Put a post-it note on each set of photos so they are can be dated correctly as they are scanned.
2. If you have different sizes of photos, have a bundle for each size.
3. Photos in albums will need to be removed for scanning. If they are stuck down, or you'd like to keep the album as it is, I can scan with a flat bed scanner for an additional cost.
Scan ready photos and other memorabilia up to 8.5 X 11.5 are carefully scanned at 600 dpi at the rate of $25 for the first 25 photos and 50 cents for each additional photo.
If you have traditional album pages, these can also be scanned to have a back-up copy or to create a digital book. This is a wonderful option if you have multiple family members who would like a copy and preserves the handwriting in a book. Here is an example of this type of book: Traditional Book to Digital
Additional editing services including restoration of damaged photos are also available for an additional fee.